What Happened in May 1502

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Historical Events


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May 9 Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • May 11 Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"
  • May 21 Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena

Famous Deaths

  • May 6 James Tyrrell, alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower (executed)